But the key question is whether the US and North Korea will overcome their long standing concerns and agree to expansion of the link. If so, the current basic telephony service could be developed to deliver high-speed Internet access and mobile telephony services.
Key player will be Korea Telecom (KT), which runs the fixed-line link to
It faces two obstacles - the nod from the North and assent from
KT starts from a position of strength as
In KT's favour is the fact that as only about 10% of the link's capacity is now being used for telephone links the remaining 90% can provide high-speed Internet for little further investment.